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1 Hunt Peter (edited by) Children's Literature - An Illustrated History
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of xiv + 378 pages. The book traces the history of of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the 16th century with grammars and ABC's. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the 18th century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the 19th, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in the 20th century. Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated throughout. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.15 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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2 Hunt, Peter (edited by) The Garden Lover's Companion
London Eyre Methuen 1974 0413280403 / 9780413280404 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
A near Fine copy with inscription to half title page. Coloured pictorial dustjacket is also near Fine and is price clipped. The gardening historian editor has here compiled a miscellany of prose and verse reflecting his love of plants and gardens. Arranged in ten chapters with contibutions across the ages including William Morris, Samuel Johnson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Karel Capek, Francis Bacon, Vita Sackville-West et al and many plant hunters. A splendid collection. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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